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If you have ordering questions, please email ce_online@ada.org. ADA Member Service Advisors are working remotely and the call center is closed. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Due to the changing nature of current legislation, some webinar recordings have been removed for updating such as those concerning the CARES Act and Financial Resources for Dentists. Please visit ADA.org/virus for the most up-to-date resources.

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ADA Dental Coding Certificate: Assessment-Based CDT Program (books not included)

 As the source of dental procedure codes, the ADA has answered thousands of members’ coding questions over the years. Based on this experience, the ADA created this training course to ensure your dental team understands CDT codes and how to use them correctly.

This version of the course does NOT include the CDT 2020 or Coding Companion books. These books are required reference material necessary for succesful completion of the course. For the version of the course with accompanying books, click here.

This course also offers extensive practice identifying codes that apply to common procedures and treatments. After successfully passing the assessment, you will earn 4 CE hours.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand key terms used in dental coding
  • Confidently complete the ADA Dental Claim Form
  • Effectively use the CDTmanual and its companion to find the right codes in real-world settings
  • Become familiar with the 12 service categories and how codes are structured

Note: The ADA Dental Coding Certificate program is not included in the ADA CE Online subscription.


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ADA Dental Coding Certificate: Assessment-Based CDT Program (books included)

As the source of dental procedure codes, the ADA has answered thousands of members’ coding questions over the years. Based on this experience, the ADA created this training course to ensure your dental team understands CDT codes and how to use them correctly.

With this course you will also receive the CDT 2020 and Coding Companion Kit which is required as reference to be able to complete the course. The kit includes:

•  CDT 2020: Dental Procedure Codes print book and e-book
•  CDT 2020 Coding Companion: Training Guide for the Dental Team print book and e-book

This course also offers extensive practice identifying codes that apply to common procedures and treatments. After successfully passing the assessment, you will earn 4 CE hours.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand key terms used in dental coding
  • Confidently complete the ADA Dental Claim Form
  • Effectively use the CDTmanual and its companion to find the right codes in real-world settings
  • Become familiar with the 12 service categories and how codes are structured

For the version of the course without accompanying books, click here.

Note: The ADA Dental Coding Certificate program is not included in the ADA CE Online subscription.


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20 High-Value Strategies to Help Practices Recover from the COVID-19 Crisis (Recorded Webinar)

American Dental Association on-demand webinar
The information contained in this program was current as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020. 

Overview
The coronavirus crisis is affecting every dental practice as well as most businesses. Every practice will be facing a business turnaround, and there are specific methodologies to ensure it will be successful. Levin Group’s CEO Roger P. Levin, DDS, will present 20 high-value strategies that will allow practices to recover faster and better. Dental practices that put the correct key strategies in place early and understand how to plan for the next stage will be the ones that recover more successfully.

 

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the three stages of the COVID-19 crisis and how they apply to individual practices

  • Gain high-value strategies that will allow for a faster and deeper recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

  • Review the recovery timeline from COVID-19 and how high-value strategies can be applied in each of the phase to maximize recovery speed


This course is free for ADA members and $69 for non-members
Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

Non-dentists
Non-dentists can create accounts
here

Non-members
Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. To retrieve your ID, please visit
Forgot User ID.


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Blood spatter in oral surgery: Prevalence and risk factors (June 2020 Article 3)

JADA June 2020

Background. Oral surgeons are exposed to blood spatter. The authors evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for blood spatter in facial masks during oral surgery procedures.

Key Words. Cross infection; occupational exposure; personal protective equipment; eye protective devices; respiratory protective devices; blood spatter; oral surgery; dental implants; Kastle-Meyer test.


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Impact of visual inspection and radiographs for caries detection in children through a 2-year randomized clinical trial (June 2020 Article 2)

JADA June 2020

Background. Visual inspection (VIS) with radiographic examination (RAD) is the recommended diagnostic strategy for detecting caries in children; however, this recommendation is based on accuracy studies. The authors conducted a clinical trial to compare the detection and subsequent treatment of carious lesions in primary molars performed with VIS alone and with RAD.

Key Words. Clinical trial; dental caries; radiography; primary teeth; diagnosis; children.


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Increased opioid prescription fills after dental procedures performed before weekends and holidays (June 2020 Article 1)

JADA June 2020

Background. Excess opioid prescriptions place patients and communities at risk of experiencing opioid-related morbidity. The authors designed a study to test the hypothesis that opioid prescription fills would be more common after dental procedures performed the day before a weekend or holiday than other weekdays.

Key Words. Analgesics; drugs; prescriptions; drug; pain; health policy; oral surgery; oral and maxillofacial surgery; practice guidelines; opioid.


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Sedation and Medical Emergencies in Children: Part 1

No one expects an emergency: Preparing for the unexpected or maybe expected

Overview
Hours are spent training and practicing emergency procedures for adults but totally ignored is a large percentage patient population, children. Emergencies don’t only happen in sedated patients; they can occur in children at any time. Do you have the training and the specific equipment needed to treat and stabilize children? This course will review identification, recognition and treatment of medical and sedation emergencies. By understanding the unique physiology and anatomy of the pediatric patient, prevention of an emergency becomes and important component of emergency care. A child specific emergency kit setup will also be discussed.

 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a pediatric appropriate emergency kit
  • Understand pediatric anatomy and physiology and why emergencies are unique in children
  • Develop and train staff for emergency preparedness
  • Recognize and manage airway issues in children early in order to stabilize and provide definitive treatment
  • Manage vomiting, allergic reactions, overdoses of local anesthetic and anaphylaxis
  • Understand the need for frequent emergency training for doctors and staff

 

Instructor
David Rothman, D.D.S., is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist practicing in SF and Associate Clinical Professor at CWRU. He completed GP and Anesthesia Residencies prior to his Pediatric training at UCSF. Past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at UOP he is active in organized dentistry and is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, ICD and ACD.


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About ADA CE Online

ADA's Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.

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The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.